180 Sqn participates greatly in the Air Cadet music program by having a competing band and sending cadets to music summer training courses. Cadets have the opportunity to be introduced and immersed into military-style marching bands, and to perform and compete.
Drum and Bugle Band
180 Sqn is unique in having one of the few "Drum and Bugle" style marching bands, as opposed to the more common "brass and reed" or "pipe and drum" bands. Cadets play three-valved bugles and marching drums to perform drum-corps style routines at competitions, and act as a service band for 180 Sqn during parades.
The band accepts cadets of all musical levels in the early part of the training year, and trains them weekly in preparation for the band competitions. Cadets normally practice on Saturdays and sometimes on extra days as necessary.
The band competes in a Toronto-area competition and, if successful, in a provincial cadet competition.
- Snare Drum
- Bass Drum
- Quint Drums
- Basic Musician Course (BMC) - 3 Weeks
- Intermediate Musician Course (IMC) - 6 Weeks
- Advanced Musician Course (AMC) - 6 Weeks